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July 11, 2021, 6:05 PM

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Bloomberg:
Five former Kaseya employees say they had warned the company about its lax security practices, and were laid off or quit as Kaseya failed to address the issues  —  - Ransomware attack hit as many as 1,500 businesses this month  — Workers say Kaseya ignored warnings about key vulnerabilities
The Economic Times:
Twitter names a resident grievance officer for India and publishes a compliance report, meeting two key requirements under India's new IT rules  —  Amid tensions with the government, Twitter has appointed a Resident Grievance Officer, days after it designated a chief compliance officer …
James Pearson / Reuters:
Investigation sheds light on Force 47, the Vietnamese army's online information warfare unit behind pro-state Facebook Groups that aim to correct “wrong views”  —  In Vietnam, where the state is fighting a fierce online battle against political dissent, social media “influencers” …
Carly Page / TechCrunch:
Jack Cable of Krebs Stamos Group launches Ransomwhere, a crowdsourced ransomware payment tracker; the site is already tracking $32M+ in ransom payments for 2021  —  Ransomware attacks, fueled by COVID-19 pandemic turbulence, have become a major money earner for cybercriminals, with the number of attacks rising in 2020.
Karen Hao / MIT Technology Review:
A look at startups like WellSaid Labs and VocaliD, which are building custom AI voice actors for digital assistants, video game characters, and corporate videos  —  A new wave of startups are using deep learning to build synthetic voice actors for digital assistants, video-game characters, and corporate videos.
Andrew J. Hawkins / The Verge:
Inside Simulation City, Waymo's latest virtual world in which it trains, tests, and validates its “Waymo driver” software in preparation for the open road  —  A light gray cube with a thin blue top glides down a darkened highway, beset on all sides by dozens of green cubes.
Yoolim Lee / Bloomberg:
Report: mobile wallets became the most widely used payment method in 2019, 2.8B wallets were in use by the end of 2020; SE Asia is the fastest growing region  —  - Mobile wallets are now the most widely used payment method  — Chinese wallets not likely to dominate emerging Asia: study

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